The international trailer for Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi thriller I Am Mother has been released online, featuring first look at Oscar winner Hilary Swank’s character and Rose Byrne as the voice of the titular robot antagonist. The film will be available for streaming on June 7, exclusively on Netflix.
‘The Path’ grad Jessica Goldberg will serve as showrunner on ‘Away,’ with Ed Zwick set to direct the pilot.
Hilary Swank is continuing her TV push.
The actress, who most recently starred on the FX drama Trust, has been tapped to topline Netflix’s space drama series Away.
From Jason Katims (Parenthood) and Matt Reeves (Batman, The Passage), Away centers on Emma Green, an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking on a treacherous mission. The drama explores hope, humanity and how people need one another in order to achieve the impossible.
Jessica Goldberg has signed on to serve as showrunner, reuniting with Katims following Hulu’s The Path. Ed Zwick (Nashville, The Last Samurai) will direct the first episode and executive produce. Andrew Hinderaker will pen the script for the first episode and exec produce alongside Katims, Reeves and his Sixth and Idaho topper Adam Kassan; former True Jack head of development Michelle Lee (the pilot); and Katims’ current True Jack topper Jeni Mulein (episodes two through 10). Away is loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire story of the same name.
The project marks Swank’s latest TV series role. The two-time Oscar winner (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby) is fresh off Trust, which was her highest-profile TV foray since recurring in the late 1990s on Beverly Hills, 90210. She is repped by WME, Management 360 and Jackoway Austen.
Away is being produced by Universal Television and represents one of Katims’ (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) last series for the studio before he departs his longtime home for a deal with Apple starting in the summer. He also has the Fox drama pilot Sisters looking likely for a series pickup, and the Amazon pilot On the Spectrum.
The iconic department store will carry more than 10 pieces from the Oscar-winning actress’ brand, which was founded on the notion that chic clothing should be made to work for all aspects of life. But not only that — every single item in the Mission Statement collection is designed for women, by women, working with heritage design factories to create pieces in the finest Italian fabrics. In other words: the line merges high fashion, high function and high performance.
And the prices won’t exactly break the bank, either. You will soon be able to snap up Mission Statement jackets, layering tops, versatile leggings and couture cut dresses made of cashmere, leather and luxury woven fabrics starting at $145 and up to investment pieces at $1,150.
Swank released a statement about her collection’s latest venture via publicist expressing her excitement about the partnership. “Whether you’re looking for washable lather and cashmere … or comfy pants that looks as good paired with sneakers traveling on an airplane as they do wearing heels attending a cocktail party, Mission Statement has the, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Nordstrom on bringing this line to women who are focused on achieving their personal Mission Statement.”
Drake will introduce the opening-night screening of the indie drama ‘Monsters and Men’ to a hometown audience.
Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal are set to take part in candid conversations as part of the Toronto Film Festival’s In Conversation With… series, organizers said Thursday.
Swank, in Toronto to tout What They Had, the directorial debut from screenwriter Elizabeth Chomko, will talk about her Oscar-winning career, as will fellow Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, who is bringing his latest film, Peter Farrelly’s 1960s-set road trip movie Green Book, to TIFF for a world bow.
Fatale centers on a married man who is tricked into a murder scheme by a seductive female police detective. Swank plays the detective. Taylor, whose next film is the Screen Gems’ thriller The Intruder, is directing Fatale and producing with his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace and Obsessed) wrote the screenplay. Dante Spinotti will be the DP, marking his third collaboration with Taylor.
Production begins in Los Angeles next month. Endeavor Content will handle worldwide sales. Roxanne Avent will oversee the production for Hidden Empire Film Group, which is fully financing the movie.
Said Taylor: “Getting tough, smart, beautiful, and perplexing all in one performance is daunting – until you get Hilary Swank, then you breathe easier and things get really exciting. We’re really looking forward to making this movie and letting Hilary do what she does best – command the screen.”
Swank’s latest film, What They Had, opens in October through Bleecker Street. She stars alongside Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Josh Lucas.
Taylor’s upcoming film The Intruder stars Dennis Quaid, Meaghan Good and Michael Ealy and was acquired by Sony’s Screen Gems in a worldwide rights deal. Taylor separately produced with director Jamie Foxx the comedy feature All-Star Weekend, starring Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Gerard Butler, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven, Jessica Szohr. Under his new Dark Circus banner, Taylor also wrapped the Meet the Blacks sequel The House Next Door starring Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Rick Ross, Danny Trejo, Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, Andrew Bachelor (aka ‘King Batch’), and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner.
Taylor’s projects are financed by his longtime business partner and lead investor, Robert F. Smith, who founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and is the firm’s Managing Principal.
Swank and Taylor are both represented by WME.